Exhibition Schedule

May Daze and Abstract Nights
May 3-27
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12-6pm
Opening reception: Friday, May 12, 6-8pm

Gallery B is pleased to present its May exhibition, May Daze and Abstract Nights, featuring artists from Be Dot Gallery. B Dot Gallery is an online art gallery focused on art and artists in and around Frederick, MD.  

Ed Becker

“My work involves the process of simultaneous construction and deconstruction of patterns, shapes, and puzzles -- typically over a period of time, sometimes a day, a week, or occasionally a year. I gather inspiration from any number of sources around me. Current events, music from or near the belly of rock and roll, or books of fiction can all inspire. I have written a number of short stories and read voraciously. Once a canvas is selected, the paint flows in one direction, then another. I experiment with depth, building layers over time. All surprises are welcome here. Discipline knocks at the door and delivers the final word: Stop. Years of painting has led me to abstract expressionism. Artists such as Kline, Motherwell, and de Kooning offer a springboard into my exploration.” Mr. Becker lives with his wife in Frederick, MD.

Jennifer Butt
Jennifer has been an artist her whole life, graduating in 2002 from Frederick Community College with an Associates Degree in Art. She was a member of the Blue Elephant Art Gallery for several years, and participated in the first Frederick Artomatic. She has spent the last few years honing her unique voice in abstract art, leading to a solo show at Frederick Community college in the Spring of 2016. She also had a solo show at Unique Optique in June 2015 and was a participant in Artomatic in 2016.In her own words, "I think in color. I find that I can say things with shapes and colors that I cannot say in words. My art draws inspiration from the world around me, particularly landscapes. I paint maps of undiscovered places and leap with no fear to explore the mysteries of the heart and mind, and bring back a tangible souvenir."

Margaret Kennedy
Margaret Kennedy currently resides in Burkittsville, MD, and has a studio gallery there called Brushmark. She brings 40 years’ experience as a professional artist – teaching, exhibiting nationally and creating leaded stained glass – to the Frederick art community. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in music at Wells College in the Finger Lakes. She received her Master of Arts degree from Oberlin College in Ohio and went on to complete her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her styles are derivative but not imitative. Energy and direct emotional impact mark her recent work and suggest the direction of an emerging mature style. The current exhibition combines lyrical abstraction with her early passion for classical music. In 2002, Margaret was the recipient of a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.

Calvin Edward Ramsburg
Calvin Edward Ramsburg is an award-winning abstract artist whose work has been seen in solo and group exhibitions in America, Europe and Mexico. Mr. Ramburg's paintings, executed in acrylic, combine drawing and brushwork, and are derived from a combination of personal events and environments he's known throughout his life. A career artist, educator and arts advocate, Mr. Ramsburg lives in Frederick, MD with his wife.

Brian Truesdale
“In Abstract Expressionist art, you are free from the constraints of everyday objects - no trees, no birds, no clouds - nothing you already have a preconceived feeling about. You have the opportunity to respond to the image completely fresh - as something you have truly never seen before, something you don’t have any words to describe. However, I don’t think it’s purely an intellectual exercise. It’s about the feeling or emotional response you get from looking at the paintings. With my work, I want people to feel they are walking into the paintings and becoming immersed in them. I hope people will let the paintings reach out to them. So much in this life is so distant and disconnected that, if a painting can elicit a visceral response in a viewer, then it has succeeded.”

Mai Vo-Dinh
Mai Vo-Dinh was born in 1933 in Hue, Vietnam. His paintings and woodblocks have been exhibited throughout Asia, Europe, Canada, and the United States resulting in over 50 one-man exhibitions. An author, translator and illustrator, he had over 40 books to his credit. He and Helen Coutant shared the prestigious Christopher Award for the book First Snow and he was a recipient of the Literature Program Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts. Some of the children's books Mai illustrated include The Coconut Monk; The Hermit and the Well; Angel Child, Dragon Child; The Brocaded Slipped and Other Vietnamese Tales; The Land I Lost: Adventures of a Boy in Vietnam; and A Thousand Pails of Water, which he co-wrote.